I was happy to find Lori Smith’s new applique pattern – Honoring Emma– I like Lori Smith’s applique designs because of their flowy curvy shapes, and this one had just the right size of blocks, a small centre medallion, and a good variety of designs throughout the blocks. (Oh! and her new sampler patterns are wonderful too – I will likely end up starting one of those soon as well :))
I ended up making 3 versions of the first block (well, the two cotton ones aren’t fully finished). As my optometrist would say, “better A, or better B? Better B or better C?”, lol. I’m going with C – the wool applique.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with A and B, they just somehow didn’t seem right to me – not the look I wanted to achieve. C is the first wool applique I’ve done and it was fun. I used a flannel background, and wool felt which was I think 60/40 wool/rayon. The layout was much easier than with needleturn, the stitching was quick and easy, and I got to do a bit of decorative embroidery on some of the flowers. So I will soon move on, finally, to block two.